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Check out Tom Brady’s pre-NFL résumé

Even this superstar quarterback had a plan B if the NFL didn't work out.


Michelle Jaworski

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Posted on Sep 18, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 1:48 pm CDT

Not every college football player who dreams of making it big in the NFL will ever get there, so many of them have a plan B—even Tom Brady, one of the most recognizable faces in the league.

At one point, the New England Patriots quarterback was a senior at the University of Michigan looking at his post-college aspects. He had a good career with the Wolverines, going 20-5 as a starting quarterback, helping win a Big 10 championship and becoming captain his final year, but he may have had some doubts about his NFL prospects. So he readied the résumé he would send to prospective employers once he graduated.

This went unknown until Thursday, when Brady revealed his CV for Throwback Thursday.

“Found my old resume!” he wrote on Facebook. “Really thought I was going to need this after the 5th round.”

#Patriots QB Tom Brady released his college résumé from his days at Michigan on his Facebook page for #tbt

— Lee Schechter (@LeeSchechter) September 18, 2014

Brady ended up getting drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round (199th overall) of the 2000 NFL draft.

Judging from the résumé, other career highlights include an acceptable 3.3 GPA, various summer jobs, many of them in sports, and an internship at Merrill Lynch, which is certainly something to write home about. (We’re docking him a point for spelling “superintendent” with an extra “ent.”)

Once he ends his run in the NFL, he might have to update that résumé to go job-hunting. Something tells me he probably won’t have to worry too much. 

H/T College Spun | Photo via Keith Allison/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Sep 18, 2014, 3:34 pm CDT